Thursday, January 26, 2012

#CISummit Care Innovations Summit kicks off in Washington DC

Today is the Care Innovations Summit at the Renaissance Grand in Washington DC. The event is organized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, West Wireless Health Institute and Health Affairs.

This is a major gathering of Health Innovators.
Don Casey is introducing the day. We are looking forward to an exciting day with a number of fast paced ignite talks.

Gary and Mary West funded the West Wireless Health Institute with $100M to drive medical research.

This event is about "Jailbreaking" healthcare.

There must be a better way:

- How do we transform healthcare to deliver better care and better outcomes
- How do change healthcare
- How do we deliver health care at a price we can afford.

CMS pays for 35% of all US Health Care.

CMS wants to transform health care through innovation. The CMS Innovation Center is at the forefront of this change.

The Triple Aim:
- Better Care- Better Health
- Lower Cost

Start a revolution: Take 1 idea home and IMPLEMENT it!

The Challenge form Don Casey:

- 10 new business cards- 3 New Innovation Ideas

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